Dye textiles the natural way with the Onion Society

November 1st, 2019

Dyeing fabric the natural way with onion skins is a zero-waste process and cuts down on food waste by providing an alternative use for skins of the much beloved onion. Photos: Parsons School of Design. Onions are great on burgers, in spaghetti sauce and, of course, in French onion soup. But this vegetable possesses qualities […]

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Patient-friendly hospital gowns

May 1st, 2018

With advancements in modern medicine, the one thing that has remained the same for decades is the awkward, open-back hospital gown. The company Care+Wear, founded in 2014 to design fashionable and functional clothing and accessories for people undergoing medical treatment, decided it was time for a makeover. The team worked with students from Parsons School […]

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2017 Student Design Challenge Winners: Fabric Graphics

September 28th, 2017

The Fabric Graphics Association (FGA), a division of IFAI, announced the winners of the 2017 Fabric Graphics Student Design Challenge at IFAI Expo in New Orleans on Sept. 28. Tied for First Place: Valentina Ramirez from Parsons School of Design (The New School) won for her project “Paloquemao the Colombian Fruit Markets.” Also awarded first […]

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Student fabric graphic award winners wow at EXPO

September 28th, 2017

The two first-place recipients of the 2017 Fabric Graphics Student Design Challenge presented their projects at EXPO and described their design processes, challenges and takeaways. Valentina Ramirez from Parsons the New School in New York won first place for her project “Paloquemao the Columbian Fruit Markets.” Ramirez, a native of Bogota, Columbia, says she wanted […]

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